Lake Waco

Current Temperature:
37°

Est Water Temperature:
53° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.22 (High)

Wind Speed:
North at 05 Knots (6 MPH)

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Lake Waco
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-01-19
After a couple weeks of extremely cold winter weather Old Hickory has rebounded well in the last week. 2 weeks ago the temperatures were down right frigid and we were breaking ice leaving the boat ram... [more]

-Ian Huey

Texas Reports

Lake Monticello, TX
2015-01-21
1/18/2015. Entire lake is cold. water at discharge is 45 degrees and water temperature across lake ranges from 43-47. Fishing is slow. No hot water being discharged from lake. ... [more]

Lake Monticello, TX
2015-01-21
1/18/2015. Entire lake is cold. water at discharge is 45 degrees and water temperature across lake ranges from 43-47. Fishing is slow. No hot water being discharged from lake. ... [more]

Lake Amanda, TX
2015-01-13
Mediocre... [more]

Lake Waco General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Waco fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Lake Waco water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!

The Waco Lake dam is an earthfill embankment, with a concrete outlet works located in the upstream side and a concrete gate-controled spillway located in the left abutment. The overall length of the dam, including the spillway, is 24,618 feet. its maximum height is 140 feet above the streambed. The dam is constructed of selected soils, carefully placed and compacted. Twenty-four inches of riprap placed on the upstream face protects it from wave action. The water surface level will be maintained at elevation 462 as much of the time as possible; however, this level is subject to fluctuation upward when flood waters are stored, or downward, depending upon the withdrawals for water supply from the conservation storage. The lake levels resulting from ordinary floods will not be unfavorable to recreational activities.[Waco Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 01/26/2008]
State:
Texas

County:
McLennan

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
7194

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
31.553465

Longitude:
-97.241584

Water Clarity:
1-3 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
80

Normal Elevation (ft):
455

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:


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Lake Waco Community Fishing Reports


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Lake Waco Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Lake Waco Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.8/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lake Waco at 53 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Lake Waco Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Lake Waco Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.7/5
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- None in lake.
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lake Waco at 53 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Smallmouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Smallmouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Lake Waco Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Lake Waco Crappie Rating:
   3.5/5
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- can anybody explain to me why the crappie were just...not on this year? i have
seen high water before during the spawn,muddy water,gates wide open...but
never nothing like this year... what the heck man!

Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie fishing should be getting good to great now. Crappie function excellent in 53 degree water. Crappie will be nicely bunched up still and moving more aggresively than when the water temperature is in the 35 to 50 degree range. With baitfish getting more active, the crappie fishing will be good. Good luck today!
Lake Waco Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Lake Waco Catfish Rating:
   3.8/5
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Lake Waco Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Put 2 trotlines out with 40 perch total Sat. night. One in favorite hole at 13 ft and 25 hooks and the other was 15 hooks and in new spot that ranged from 8-16 ft. deep near deep hole. Took a 25 lb yellow and a 5 lb blue off the 15 hook around 10ft deep.The yellow had small eggs no were near ready.The favorite line had only 2 perch missing and was a shocker. This line was in surface temperature of 71 and the other one is in 67 were I caught the fish.Seems to be a little early but will bait one for blues with shad.
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Lake Waco Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Lake Waco Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.1/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lake Waco at 53 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Spotted bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Spottted Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Lake Waco White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Lake Waco White Bass Rating:
   4/5
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Lake Waco Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Lake Waco Striped Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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Lake Waco Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.
Sunrise:
08:27 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
18:55 CST







Lake Waco Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us  

State Fishing Records
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fis...  

State Fishing Licensee
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/business/lic...  

State Parks
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/  

Texas Bass Tackle
http://www.texasbasstackle.com  

BASSMaster Fishing Membership
http://espn.go.com/outdoors/bassmaster/